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Brand new £2m police station opens in Liskeard

Brand new £2m police station opens in Liskeard

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:05pm 3rd February 2020.

A brand new £2m police station has officially opened in Liskeard.

Bosses say the new building is a drive to continue to improve connectivity with communities and create modern and sustainable policing in Cornwall.

The £2 million standalone station has replaced Liskeard's existing station, which was built in 1968 and had structural problems.

The building, which represents the biggest single investment in Cornwall's police estate for a decade, was formally opened on Saturday.

"This is a fantastic new building which will help residents feel safe and connected to the police both in Liskeard and in surrounding areas. There will also be a much better working environment for officers, staff and volunteers. 

"I am very grateful to all involved who have helped shape this new station to ensure that it meets the needs of staff and officers using it every day and residents. I would like to thank everyone involved for keeping this project on track and in budget.

"Although we have worked hard to keep disruption to a minimum, I would also like to thank the local community who have been very patient as the build took place."

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner

About the new police station:

The old police station which was located at the same site had structural issues and it was decided that it was more economically feasible to build a new station in the existing car park.

The new station will be home for over 70 officers and staff whose duties range from community policing, response, tri-service, Special Constables and CID. The station will be operational 24 hours a day and is accessible to the public by appointment only. 

The re-building of Liskeard's police station is part of Cornwall's estates programme which will include the re-building of Camborne Police station later in the year.

One of its main aims is to reduce the carbon usage of the Force while redesigning new buildings in a more cost effective way making better use of space and greener materials.

The site is shared with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and South West Ambulance Foundation Trust who all have buildings next to each other.

The new station will further encourage partnership working aiming to improve communication and information sharing with meeting facilities that are accessible to key partners.

"This is a major boost to Cornwall's policing with a new station delivering modern capabilities in a state-of-the-art, sustainable building. 

"The new facilities will boost the welfare and morale of staff and officers and help them better serve local communities." 

Chief Constable, Shaun Sawyer

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner owns Force land and has funded and planned the new station.

Liskeard Police Station Factfile:

    • The new station is the biggest single investment in Cornwall's police estate for a decade.
    • It replaces the old police station which had structural issues and it was decided it was more economically feasible to build a new station in the existing car park.
    • Built by Ryearch Ltd, demolition of the existing building allowed room to be created for the new build, car parking and access requirements.
    • It is co-located with Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service and South West Ambulance Foundation Trust.
    • The £2.2 million project is home for up to 76 officers whose duties range from community policing response, tri-service, specials and CID.
    • The station is open 24 hours and is accessible to the public by appointment only. The nearest public enquiry office is located in Bodmin or Charles Cross.
    • There is a 101 non-emergency phone on the outside of the building
    • The re-build is part of South East Cornwall's estate programme which will include the re-building of Camborne Police Station later in the year.
    • One of the main aims of the building is to reduce the carbon usage of the Force while redesigning new buildings in a more cost effective way making better use of space and greener materials.

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